Asthma

If you have asthma, you may be referred to the asthma program at Kingston General Hospital. We look to improve your daily life by offering a variety of supports which include the diagnosis of your condition, treatment, and education. You may also be given the opportunity to participate in asthma research to help us develop the next generation of asthma care. 

The asthma program is split up into two different sections, one that provides care for inpatients and another for outpatients. 

Inpatient care

If you are admitted as an inpatient, you will be given a room on one of the Medicine floors, which include Connell 3, Connell 9, Connell 10, or Kidd 9. If you are looking to locate an asthma patient who has been admitted to the hospital you can read more on our find a patient page.

As an inpatient, you will receive care from a health-care team that is made up of a number of different individuals. Who is on your team depends on the type of care you require. These interprofessional teams will always include doctors and nurses, but other individuals such as patient care assistants, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and dietitians, just to name a few, may also be involved in your care. When you are at KGH, you can always count on a range of people to play a key role in your health-care journey.  If you would like more information on the types of people you may meet in the Medicine Program, please visit our care team page.

If you would like more information on what to expect if you are admitted as an inpatient at KGH, please see our 'while you are here' page.

Outpatient care

If you require outpatient asthma care, there are a number of clinics that you may be referred to:  

Asthma Clinic 

You may be referred to this clinic by your doctor or nurse practitioner. This clinic is located at Hotel Dieu Hospital. For more information please click here.

Asthma Education Centre

The Asthma Education Centre accepts both inpatients and outpatients and is located in KGH's Armstrong wing.  Adult patients are seen on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Asthma education for children is offered on Thursdays and Fridays. To be seen by the team in the Asthma Education Centre you must be referred by a doctor or specialist. The team can assess your needs, teach you how to better manage your asthma, help you maintain your health. We also offer counselling if you need help to quit smoking. To contact the Asthma Education Centre call 613-549-6666 extension 3134 for adults and extension 6556 pediatric patients. If you require special asthma parking when you come to centre, read more on our specialty permit parking page

Primary Care Asthma Program

This is an asthma education program that is available for both adult and child patients. To help decrease the amount of travelling that you need to do, these clinics are held in in family doctor offices. The Primary Care Asthma Program offers screening for asthma and education on self-management techniques for you and your family.  For more information about this program you can visit the Lung Association of Ontario website

Asthma Research Unit

 If you and your family choose to participate in research, this is the unit that leads and supports research activities. For more information, please visit the Asthma Life website